This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get


As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers this week, and they’re still available.

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Cell Phone Stand, Lamicall S1 Dock : Cradle, Holder, Stand For Switch, all Android Smartphone, iPhone 6 6s 7 Plus 5 5s 5c charging, Accessories Desk - Black for $9.98 (list price $39.99)

Nulaxy Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit with 1.44 Inch Display and USB Car Charger for $17.49 (list price $36.99)

HQDmall Fidget Cube Anxiety Stress Relief And Relieves Stress Attention Focus for Children and Adults Anxiety Attention Toy, Black for $6.99 (list price $29.99)

WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder with Fast Swift-Snap Technology for Smartphones and Mini Tablets, Black for $6.99 (list price $18.99)

TREBLAB XR500 Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Earbuds For Sports, Running Or Gym Workout. 2017 Updated Version. IPX7 Waterproof, Sweatproof, Secure-Fit Headset. Noise Cancelling Earphones w/ Mic for $29.97 (list price $179.99)

Anker PowerLine Lightning (10ft) Apple MFi Certified Lightning Cable / Charger Cord, for iPhone 7/7 Plus 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5, iPad mini/4/3/2, iPad Pro Air 2(White) for $11.89 (list price $49.99)

Anker Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount, Highly-Adjustable Phone Holder for iPhone SE / 6 / 6s / 7, Nexus 5X, Moto E, OnePlus X, HTC, Sony, Nokia and Other Smartphones (Black) for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Car Charger, Maxboost 4.8A/24W 2 Smart Port Car Charger [Black] for iPhone 7 6S Plus 6 Plus 6 5SE 5S 5 5C 4S, Samsung Galaxy S7 S6 Edge, Note 7 5 4 S5 Tab S,LG G5 G4,HTC,Nexus 5X 6P,iPads Pro Portable for $9.99 (list price $39.99)

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Tesla's 3-Socket Cigarette Lighter Splitter 12V/24V 120W Car Power Adapter DC Outlet Splitter with 6.5A 4-Port USB Car Charger for iPhone iPad Samsung Galaxy GPS Dashcam Radar Detector and More for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

LEGO STAR WARS TIE Striker 75154 for $45.88 (list price $69.99)


Stainless Steel Sporks Made in 18/10 for Everyday Household Use (Set of 4) Great for Adults, Children, Senior Citizens and the Disabled for $13.99 (list price $19.99)

Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer, Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty, Best Veggie Pasta & Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals, With 3 Exclusive Recipe eBooks for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

Dash Deluxe Egg Cooker for $26.47 (list price $39.99)

ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Kitchen BBQ Grill Smoker for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

Top Shelf Flasks Stainless Steel Flask & Funnel Set, 8 oz for $6.96 (list price $12.52)

Vont 11lb/5kg Digital Kitchen Food Scale, Bowl Design, Stainless Steel with Alarm Timer & Temperature Sensor for $17.55 (list price $67.00)

Utopia Kitchen Premium Class Stainless-Steel 12 Knife Set with Acrylic Stand for $32.99 (list price $299.91)

Ninja Express Chop (NJ110GR) for $21.99 (list price $41.99)

mKitchen Orange Silicone Basting Pastry Oil Brush Set of 2 - 2 Recipe eBooks - Good for Grilling Marinating Turkey Baster and Barbecue Utensil - Desserts Baking for $6.99 (list price $13.99)

1byone Digital Kitchen Scale Precise Cooking Scale and Baking Scale, Multifunction with Range From 0.04oz (1g) to 11lbs, Elegant Black for $10.99 (list price $23.99)

THE FONDOODLER "Hot Glue Gun" - But For Cheese for $29.99 (list price $40.00)

Watermelon Slicer, Stainless Steel Melon Corer Cutter Knife Server Tongs with Ergonomic Silicone Handle - Bonus 2 in 1 Melon Baller Scoop & Carver and 6 Fruit Forks for $10.59 (list price $19.99)

Mr. Coffee BVMC-EVX23 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black for $15.90 (list price $20.99)

Sun's Tea 9 oz Strong Double Wall Manhattan Style old-fashioned Vodka/Scotch/Whiskey Glasses, Set of 2 for $16.99 (list price $21.99)

Everyday 6-Pack Replacement Charcoal Water Filters for Keurig Coffee Machines for $3.95 (list price $18.00)

Anova Culinary Bluetooth Sous Vide Precision Cooker, 800 Watts, Black for $109.00 (list price $149.00)


URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser, 100ml Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home Office Baby for $15.95 (list price $39.99)

Radha Beauty Lavender Essential Oil 4 Oz - 100% Pure & Natural Therapeutic Grade for $13.95 (list price $49.95)

Premium Mildew Resistant Shower Curtain Anti-bacterial Heavy-Duty10-Gauge Waterproof Liner - 72x72 Inch - Clear for $10.99 (list price $34.99)

O2COOL 5-Inch Portable Fan, Gray for $7.99 (list price $12.99)

Penguin Cooling Pillow Mat 12.2 x 22 in. Largest on Amazon, Soft Gel, No Water or Leaks for $16.95 (list price $25.00)

Ultra Soft Body Pillow - Long Side Sleeper Pillows - 100% Cotton Cover with Soft Polyester Filling - by Utopia Bedding for $23.79 (list price $49.99)

Premium Cotton Zippered Pillow Cases 2 Pack (Queen, White) - 100% Combed Cotton Pillow Cover for Maximum Softness - Elegant Double Hemmed Stitched Pillow Encasement 300 Thread Count by Utopia Bedding for $6.99 (list price $29.99)

Garment Steamer, Holan Portable Handheld Clothes Steamer, Fast Heat-up and 200ml Capacity Fabric Steamer with Two Brushes Perfect for Home and Travel for $15.99 (list price $39.90)

InterDesign Suction Bathroom Shower Caddy Basket for Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap - Clear for $7.08 (list price $14.99)

Travelrest - Ultimate Travel Pillow / Neck Pillow - Ergonomic, Patented & Adjustable for Airplanes, Cars, Buses, Trains, Office Napping, Camping, Wheelchairs (Rolls Up Small) for $29.95 (list price $59.95)

iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for $299.99 (list price $374.00)

Black & Decker HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum, Flexi Blue for $35.75 (list price $39.00)

Premium Wooden Hangers - (Pack of 20) - Suit Hangers - Natural Finish - by Utopia Home for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

Jumbo Vacuum Space Saver Bags [BONUS] T Shirt Clothes Folder, Travel Vacuum hand pump. Jumbo size, Excellent for long term storage or saving extra space while traveling. Pack of 5 By EcoGreen Storage for $19.95 (list price $75.00)


Shiatsu Back Massager - Shiatsu Neck Massager - Foot Massager - Kneading Massage Pillow w/ Heat (Black) for $39.99 (list price $119.99)

Radha Beauty Aromatherapy Top 6 Essential Oils 100% Pure & Therapeutic grade - Basic Sampler Gift Set & Premium Kit - 6/10 Ml (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint) for $14.95 (list price $79.99)

Premium Collagen Peptides (16oz) | Grass-Fed, Certified Paleo Friendly, Non-Gmo and Gluten Free - Unflavored and Easy to Mix for $27.95 (list price $42.95)

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12 Ounce for $8.59 (list price $16.25)

JPNK Blackhead Remover Tools Kits (6 Pcs) for $8.95 (list price $35.99)

Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrip Teeth Whitening Kit, Glamorous White, 14 Treatments - Packaging May Vary for $34.98 (list price $44.99)

Edge Shave Gel for Men Sensitive Skin - 7 Ounce (Pack of 6) for $14.76 (list price $26.99)

NIVEA Men Active3 3-in-1 Body Wash 16.9 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) for $10.47 (list price $17.97)

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips Combo Pack, 24 Count Strips for $11.99 (list price $13.99)

Biotin (High Potency) 5000mcg Per Veggie Softgel; Enhanced with Coconut Oil for better absorption; Supports Hair Growth, Glowing Skin and Strong Nails; 120 Mini-Veggie Softgels; Made In USA. for $14.95 (list price $29.95)

Oral-B Black Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun for $39.99 (list price $69.99)


Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise 5 Bands with Instructional Booklet ,Carry Bag, eBook and Online Videos for $11.95 (list price $44.98)

SPRI Vinyl Dumbbells, Set of 2, 5-Pound (Dark Blue) for $13.05 (list price $18.98)

KT TAPE PRO Synthetic Elastic Kinesiology 20 Pre-Cut 10-Inch Strips Therapeutic Tape, Jet Black for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Top Rated Muscle Roller Stick (18.3"): A Great Sports Massage Tool for Releasing Myofascial Trigger Points, Reducing Muscle Soreness, Loosing Tightness, Soothing Cramps and Relieving Muscle Pain for $15.99 (list price $49.99)

Yoga EVO Ab Wheel With Super Grip Foam Covered Steel Handles And Knee Pad– Core Strengthening Simple & Effective Fitness Equipment for $15.20 (list price $48.95)

Bridgestone Golf 2016 B330 Limited Edition B Mark Balls (One Dozen Balls) for $29.99 (list price $49.00)

Miracle-Gro Fertilizer Spikes for Fruit and Citrus Trees, 12-Pack (Not Sold in Pinellas County, FL) for $8.22 (list price $15.39)

Plant Theatre FUNKY VEG KIT Gift Box - 5 Extraordinary Vegetables to Grow -Everything you need to start growing in one box! Super Grow Kit Gift for $18.99 (list price $26.99)

Alpha Grillers 18" Grill Brush. Best BBQ Cleaner. Safe For All Grills. Durable & Effective. Stainless Steel Wire Bristles And Stiff Handle. A Perfect Gift For Barbecue Lovers. for $12.97 (list price $19.97)

mKitchen World Premium Marshmallow Roasting Sticks-Set of 5-Safe for Kids Extra Long 45’’ Telescoping Extendable Hot Dog Smores Forks - Fire Pit, Camping, Campfire, Bonfire & Outdoor Cookware Kit for $18.82 (list price $37.64)

SHINE HAI Folding Hand Saw, Camping/Pruning Saw with Rugged 7’’ Blades, All Purpose, Best for Tree Pruning, Camping, Hunting, Toolbox and Daily Use with Non-slip Ergonomics Handle Pruning Saws for $8.99 (list price $39.99)

Lightning Nuggets Inc 0-47815-14175-7 12-Count Firestarters for $5.54 (list price $12.99)

Intex 10ft X 30in Ocean Reef Easy Set Pool Set with Filter Pump for $61.21 (list price $67.19)

GDEALER BBQ Grill Basket 14"x12" Barbecue Grill Basket Grill Pan for Veggies, Chicken, Meats and Fish, Professional 430 Grade Stainless Steel, Silver for $14.99 (list price $29.99)

I Go First Aid Kit (85 Pieces) Compact, Lightweight for Emergencies at Home, Outdoors, Car, Camping, Workplace, Hiking and Survival for $14.28 (list price $20.99)

SHINE HAI Travel Umbrella, Auto Open/Close for One Handed Operation, 8 Ribs Durable Construction, Compact Umbrella for Rain/Snow for $9.99 (list price $89.99)


Kidde KL-2S Two-Story Fire Escape Ladder with Anti-Slip Rungs, 13-Foot for $32.79 (list price $35.77)

J5 Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight The Original 300 Lumen Ultra Bright, LED 3 Mode Flashlight for $12.95 (list price $29.95)

SE TL10 10-Piece Test Lead Set with Alligator Clips for $5.99 (list price $9.99)

Makita BO4556K 2.0 Amp 4-1/2-Inch Finishing Sander with Case for $44.00 (list price $59.84)

Gerber Curve Multi-Tool, Gray [31-000206] for $8.34 (list price $16.16)

Infora Utility TU247 KeyTool Multitool Set for $3.99 (list price $11.83)

EliteTechGear Twist Ties For Organizing Your Gear 8-Pack 3 Inch (Multicolored) for $7.97 (list price $9.97)

GlowBowl A-00452-01 Motion Activated Toilet Nightlight for $10.40 (list price $24.99)

TEKTON 30812 Double-Faced Soft Mallet, 35 mm for $7.42 (list price $9.02)

Klein Tools 23008 Bent Trimmer, 8-Inch for $29.59 (list price $39.60)

Affresh Washer Machine Cleaner, 6-Tablets, 8.4 oz for $11.98 (list price $13.98)

Cosco Shifter Multi-Position Heavy Duty Folding Hand Truck and Dolly, Green for $51.98 (list price $79.99)

Take Advantage of Amazon's Early Black Friday Deals on Tech, Kitchen Appliances, and More


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Even though Black Friday is still a few days away, Amazon is offering early deals on kitchen appliances, tech, video games, and plenty more. We will keep updating this page as sales come in, but for now, here are the best Amazon Black Friday sales to check out.


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- Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-115 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker; $90 (save $40) 

- Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse 3.5 Quarts; $180 (save $120)

- KitchenAid KSMSFTA Sifter with Scale Attachment; $95 (save $75) 

- Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker; $60 (save $20)

- Cuisinart Bread Maker; $88 (save $97)

Home Appliances


- iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity; $179 (save $101)

- Fairywill Electric Toothbrush with Four Brush Heads; $19 (save $9)

- ASAKUKI 500ml Premium Essential Oil Diffuser; $22 (save $4)

- Facebook Portal Smart Video Calling 10 inch Touch Screen Display with Alexa; $129 (save $50)

- Bissell air320 Smart Air Purifier with HEPA and Carbon Filters; $280 (save $50)

Video games


- Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch; $40 (save $20)

- Marvel's Spider-Man: Game of The Year Edition for PlayStation 4; $20 (save $20)

- Marvel's Avengers; $27 (save $33)

- Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition for Nintendo Switch; $20 (save $10)

- The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4; $30 (save $30)

- LEGO Harry Potter: Collection; $15 (save $15)

- Ghost of Tsushima; $40 (save $20)

Computers and tablets


- Apple MacBook Air 13 inches with 256 GB; $899 (save $100)

- New Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches with 512 GB; $2149 (save $250) 

- Samsung Chromebook 4 Chrome OS 11.6 inches with 32 GB; $210 (save $20) 

- Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 with 13.5 inch Touch-Screen; $1200 (save $400)

- Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Laptop; $889 (save $111)

- Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (64GB); $120 (save $70)

Tech, gadgets, and TVs


- Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS; $179 (save $20) 

- SAMSUNG 75-inch Class Crystal 4K Smart TV; $998 (save $200)

- Apple AirPods Pro; $199 (save $50)

- Nixplay 2K Smart Digital Picture Frame 9.7 Inch Silver; $238 (save $92)

- All-New Amazon Echo Dot with Clock and Alexa(4th Gen); $39 (save $21)

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14 Unique Christmas Gifts on Uncommon Goods

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Sometimes it’s hard to find just the right gift for someone you care about. If you want to avoid getting a loved one the same ol' pair of winter socks or gift cards like last year, we found 14 unique gifts on Uncommon Goods that are perfectly suited for a range of different tastes and interests.

1. Personalized Hand-Written Letter Blanket; $160

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Bring warmth into someone's life—in more ways than one. This 100 percent cotton throw blanket is made to resemble a heartfelt letter written on notebook paper. Your sentiments (limited to 400 characters or fewer) will keep your friend or family member cozy all year long.

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2. Personalized Puzzles Book; $40

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This gift is perfect for the person who’s hooked on Sudoku puzzles and fills out the daily crossword in pen. Inside, you’ll find more than 50 pages of crosswords, word searches, and Sudoku puzzles. One page of puzzles is devoted to trivia on a year of your choice, letting you honor the gift recipient’s birth year, anniversary, or graduation, to name just a few ideas. Plus, there’s space inside to include a personalized dedication.

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3. Custom Travel Photo Coasters; $65-$75

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With this customizable gift, you can turn precious memories into a classy set of marble coasters that resemble antique Polaroids. A set of four custom coasters with photos alone comes in at $65, but you can choose to add unique captions for an extra $10.

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4. Custom Pet Pillow; $145

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Turn your loved one’s beloved pet into an adorable pillow. Reviewers say that it’s high-quality and surprisingly lifelike—you may not be able to tell the pillow apart from your pet at first glance.

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5. Personalized Moonshine Jug & Kit; $50

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This personalized moonshine jug also comes with flavorings you can use to make your own custom hooch. Simply pour some grain alcohol or vodka into the jug, add a little of the included apple pie, peach, or cherry flavoring, and you’re all set with some “bootleg” booze of your very own.

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6. Family Pebble Portrait; $110

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New York artist Wendy Pound uses found pebbles, seashells, flowers, and driftwood to create beautifully unique family portraits. You can even choose to feature your family cat or dog.

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7. Custom Message Shortbread Cookies; $38

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For some people, the best gifts come in delicious, sugar-filled packages. For $38, send a customized box of 24 cookies to your favorite sweet-toothed friend. Each cookie can accommodate up to three lines of text, with a maximum of 12 characters on each line.

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8. Personalized M Is for Me Book; $40

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Young children will get a kick out of reading their own names in this personalized picture book that describes positive traits for each letter of the alphabet. In addition to customizing the title, you can also choose the cover color and add a short dedication to the recipient.

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9. Periodic Table of Flavor Rub Set; $60

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Spiceology has taken the beloved periodic table and turned it on its head by converting elements into unique spice rubs like Ch for Chile Margarita, Oh for Oh Canada, and Ec for Cowboy Crust. This is the perfect gift for friends that like to try new flavors or science fans that love the play on elements.

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10. Frank Lloyd Wright Double Sided Puzzle; $16

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Architecture buffs out there know Frank Lloyd Wright broke the mold when it came to his building designs. This puzzle is also breaking the rules by making double-sided puzzles featuring some of the architect’s most famous creations. These 500-piece puzzles showcase either the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum or Fallingwater on the front, with the buildings' respective floor plans on the back.

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11. Great Women of Science Pint Glass; $18

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Even though their work has often been overshadowed by their male counterparts, women have been making huge strides in science for centuries. And Cognitive Surplus wants to celebrate these figures in the form of pint glasses showcasing portraits of scientists like Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, and Elizabeth Blackwell.

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12. 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster; $15

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If you know a film buff with a bit of an obsessive bent, this scratch-off poster could be their perfect outlet. The poster itself features tiny square images of 100 classic movies, from Charlie Chaplin to Pixar, but upon arrival, all the pictures will be grayed out. It’s your loved one’s job to scratch off the foil covering as they complete more and more of the movies highlighted on the poster.

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13. Democracy Coasters; $50

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Sections of some of the United States’s most cherished historical documents are beautifully reprinted onto these marble coasters, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Civil Rights Act.

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14. National Parks Notebooks; $13

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These notebooks tout a vintage travel poster vibe, and best of all, they’re all inspired by some of the most beautiful National Parks the United States has to offer. They’re available in packs of three, each with a different batch of covers. This way, you can tailor your choice to your loved one’s favorite spots.

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